ANAHEIM, CA – At the TEC Track Sessions at the recent 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineers, producers and mixers (and brothers) Chris Lord-Alge and Tom Lord-Alge presented the talk “The Lords of the Boards Tell All.” The standing-room-only session took place on Friday, January 20, 2017, and was moderated by Focusrite Novation Inc. President Phil Wagner.
Chris and Tom have worked with such diverse and successful artists as Steve Winwood, Santana, U2, Simple Minds, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews Band, Blink 182, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Marilyn Manson, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Carly Simon, Tina Turner and Bruce Springsteen. In the talk, these music industry legends shared inside stories from their decades-long careers working with some of the most talented and best-selling artists in modern music.
Chris Lord-Alge commented, “It is always a pleasure to contribute to the NAMM Show with some fun content and give back to everyone. The panel with Phil Wagner at the helm was really fun, and we covered some new ground. Bob Clearmountain was in the audience, and we were able to connect our history to many stories that related directly to him. It was Tom’s first NAMM panel and a great experience sharing our stories as brothers!”
Tom Lord-Alge added, “My first NAMM experience was amazing! Having the opportunity to spend time with Chris and share stories about our career paths was truly a joy. The fact that my two Idols (Bob Clearmountain and Chris) were in attendance made me feel nervous, but my close friend Phil Wagner was great at keeping me focused. I real enjoy sharing these experiences with my brother and am very thankful to have been invited. I look forward to the next time!”
Wagner remarked, “It was an honor to moderate the panel. The Lord-Alge brothers and I have known each other for decades, and it was fun to hear the war stories – some again, and some for the first time. Chris and Tom also presented practical tips for the 250-strong audience, largely composed of audio engineers. Having Bob Clearmountain in the audience was a bonus adding to the fun discussion.”
Photo caption: Pictured L-R: Focusrite Novation Inc. President Phil Wagner (behind podium), Chris Lord-Alge and Tom Lord-Alge. Photo by Corey Walthall, Clyne Media Inc.